Join Aquaventure instructor Adam Payeur as we kick off the New Year in Roatan!
The Mesoamerican Reef is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. Spanning across the coast of 4 countries and nearly 700 miles, this reef boasts an astounding biodiversity of marine species with 65 species of stony coral, 350 species of mollusk and over 500 species of fish in addition to rare endangered and protected animals like Sea Turtles and Manatees. Divers from all over the world travel to the Mesoamerican Reef for the opportunity to explore the secret underwater treasures buried beneath the waves.
The reef itself begins just minutes from shore, with plateaus at 10ft, 20ft, 45ft and then the amazing wall that drops away in places to over 2000+ feet. The ocean offshore is generally very calm and this area doesn’t experience too many strong currents, meaning the conditions here are perfect for divers of all levels, from beginners to the most advanced diver. You can take the plunge and discover world famous dive sites such as West End Wall, Texas, Mandy’s Eel Garden, Blue Channel, Hole in the Wall, the El Aguila Wreck and many more. Whether your passion is for swimthroughs, wrecks, caves, walls, or stunning shallow reefs-Roatan has it all!
Over the reef you will be amazed as you discover countless trumpetfish, trunkfish, drum fish, hogfish, crabs, lobsters, scorpionfish, cowfish, filefish, eels and maybe even a squid or two. For those who love macro we also have a good population of nudibranchs, seahorses, pipefish, pipehorses, blennies, worms, sea spiders and many species of shrimp. Keep your eyes peeled on the sand and rubble patches for jawfish, flounders, mantis shrimp, conch and stingrays. The reef itself is made up of a smorgasbord of hard and soft corals, corallimorphs, sea fans, tunicates, anemones and sponges of all colours, shapes and sizes.
We will be staying at the Mayan Princess. Enjoy the 250ft blue lagoon pool & heated 8 person jacuzzi, free in-villa & public area wifi, beach volleyball, board games, book exchange, and canopied shade beds & lounge chairs. Dine at 4 all-inclusive restaurants with á la carte & buffet style natural, low calorie, vegetarian and deli-style menus as well as unlimited premium drinks including domestic & international liquors, beers & wines and take in daily entertainment like live music and cultural shows.
Relax at Kukut (meaning “body” in ancient Mayan) spa with massage, facials, waxing & nail services or explore the island with the resorts onsite tour coordinator.
Want to sign up?
Please fill out the Trip Sign Up Form and send it in with your $300 deposit.
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This ALL-INCLUSIVE Trip Includes:
- Round trip airfare from Minneapolis
- Round trip airport transfers
- Hotel taxes and fees
- 7 nights at the Mayan Princess Resort in a 1-bedroom pool villa
- 3 meals daily
- 2 Onsite Specialty Restaurants for Dinner
- Unlimited premium liquor
- 15 boat dives
- 1 night dive
- Tanks & weights
- Scuba tune-up at Aquaventure pool
- Pre-trip meeting and post-trip party
- Total cost is based on Double Occupancy
Rates and Options:
Diver or Non-Diver Double Occupancy Poolview Rate: $TBD
Diver Single Occupancy Poolview Rate: $TBD
Non-Diver Single Occupancy Poolview Rate: $TBD
NOTE: $300 Non Refundable deposit holds your spot for this trip. Final payment is due by November 20th, 2023. We strongly recommend travelers insurance, ask for details. Land/dive/air prices are payable by cash, check, or credit card. Airfare rates are based on early sign up, future rates are approximate, call for current price. Due to rising fuel costs, airlines have been imposing additional charges without notice, prices subject to change.